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Should I let a bad company go?

Buzz, I have a dilemma.  I really don’t like one mystery shopping company I have been working for.  They’re realllllllly picky about the assignments, they send them back to me all the time for re-writes, they don’t pay that great, … Continue reading

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Organizing mystery shopping assignments

Dear Buzzy, I am now signed on with 15 companies, and I’m feeling SO overwhelmed with keeping everything together. How on earth do you manage? -Dazed Diana Don’t worry Diana, you too can become a type-A, organized shopping machine. I … Continue reading

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Is Rexair (Rainbow) a Scam?

Greetings to the Queen! Someone told me that you used to sell Rainbow Vacuums.  I’ve been thinking about doing it, is Rexair a scam?  Is it legitimate?  What was your experience? -Rexair Ronnie Hi Ronnie! Yes, it’s true, I used … Continue reading

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Don’t pay cash for a high-end return shop

I had an interesting experience the other day when doing a purchase and return mystery shop at a high-end shoe store. My job was to go in and purchase shoes around $200, and then return them the next day.  Because … Continue reading

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An unlikely economic lesson from Archie comics

When I was younger I used to collect Archie comics.   I usually only got them in the summer, as a treat from my Grandfather while staying up north with him and Grandma.  Sometimes, I would save my allowance and buy … Continue reading

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Creating a business is like building a house

I am surrounded by a number of wonderful people who want to see me and my business succeed. They offer a ton of suggestions and ideas and constantly bombard me with information, that unfortunately, just frustrates me. No matter how … Continue reading

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Cheap tools for Mystery Shopping

Hey Queen B, Do you have any recommendations for things that can help out with shopping? Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with all the little things and I want to be better organized. Thanks! -Cluttered Cathy In general, some tools … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Three practical tips on being a successful virtual assistant

VA’s or “Virtual Assistants” provide essential office support to small business owners…from their own home! Today’s guest post is from Manilyn Moreno, a professional freelancer, offering 3 quick tips to help you get started in the field.  If you think you’ve … Continue reading

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What is an apartment shop?

Buzzy, I heard that apartment buildings get shopped.  Is that true?  Would I actually have to rent an apartment?  That just seems weird, plus I don’t have the best credit, so I would probably be denied anyway.  I don’t really … Continue reading

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Walk and Work: Treadmill desks help with health and productivity

Chances are, you’ve made resolutions this year to get in shape and make more money. And people seem to think that if you work at home you have alllllllll the time in the world to complete these resolutions.  In reality, … Continue reading

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